St. John the Baptist Catholic Church  


Church Address:  703 East Main Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896

Phone: (618) 932-2828

Fax: (618) 937-0200




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Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Thank you for your interest in St. John the Baptist Parish. We invite you to become involved with your faith life in our parish and continue your spiritual growth through the many resources offered here. St. John the Baptist Church offers weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The parish has programs in education and pastoral ministry for children, youth and adults as well as a vibrant social ministry outreach. The programs and services of the parish continue to grow. St. John’s school provides an excellent education in an intentionally Catholic environment. Each new parishioner adds a richness to our faith community which allows us to reflect more fully the Body of Christ in today’s society.

Mass Times

Thursday - 5:30 P.M.

Friday - 8:15 A.M.

Saturday - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday - 10:00 A.M.

Eucharistic Adoration

Friday 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Thursday - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday- 4:20 P.M.

Parish Office

Summer Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

* Office Closed
Please note that the office will be closed from Friday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 11. You may still leave messages on the church phone and if it is an emergency, someone will return your phone call.

* Baptism
If you would like to register for Baptism classes during the summer months of June and July, please contact Emma Tuthill at 618-982-9204 or

* Vacation Bible School
Make plans to join St. John the Baptist Church for our annual VBS. This year's theme is: Rome: Paul and the Underground Church. All youth pre-k to grade 4 are welcomed to attend. VBS will be held Monday, July 17-Friday, July 21 from 5:30-8:00 each day. VBS is free and a meal will be provided for those attending. VBS is in need of youth and adult volunteers to help run and lead activities. Donations towards daily meals and items for activities are needed. If you would like to donate food, items, make a monetary donation, or volunteer to help, please contact: Emma Tuthill (618) 982-9204 or You may also place an envelope in the collection basket labeled "VBS" Thank you! See you in Rome!
Items needed to make this VBS a great success include:
Monetary donations
2 containers wet wipes
10 rectangular plastic table cloths any color
1 package variety of color pipe cleaners
10 boxes of sugar cubes
6 small bottles of Elmer's glue
LOTS of old newspapers
50 yard, 1.5 in wide brown ribbon
2 boxes of 600 SHEETS of mini glue dots
4 Large refrigerator cardboard boxes
2 2 pound work out balls
8 wooden rulers
50 brown grocery bags
400 plastic forks
400 plates
400 cups
1 large package of napkins
3-24 count cases of water

* The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal... Join us as Partners in Hope
The homebound, sick and seniors living in four counties in the southernmost part of the state are assured they will have food to eat thanks to Daystar Community Program's mobile food pantry, which delivers groceries on a regular basis to those not able to visit Daystar's on-site food pantry. Your partnership with Daystar through a contribution to The CSMA helps make this life-saving ministry possible. If you haven't already done so, make your gift to the Appeal today!

* West Frankfort Columbian Club
Every Tuesday Night Bingo
7:00 pm
West Frankfort Columbian Hall

* Daughters of Isabella
Every Friday Night Bingo
6:30 pm
Herrin KC Hall

School News from the Principal

Have a great summer vacation!

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Founded 1916 - A parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Illinois.